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Nattie Chan

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Hometown / ville
Richmond, BC

Age / âge
20

Instrument
Oboe

Why did you choose your instrument / Pourquoi avez-vous choisi cet instrument ?
I chose the oboe because it is not as popular as other instruments like the violin or the clarinet.

What are your professional goals? / Décrivez quelques-unes de vos ambitions professionnelles.
I want to become the best musician that I can be be it playing in a symphony freelancing or even starting a reed business in Canada!

How do you feel you will benefit from participation in NYO Canada? / Comment pensez-vous que votre participation à NYO Canada puisse vous aider?
I think I will grow tremendously as a musician and an artist! There is nothing better than immersing myself into a group of musicians who are extremely talented and share the same dream as I do!

What are your interests outside classical music / Avez-vous d’autres intérêts à part la musique classique ?
I am an avid sports fan particularly in tennis track and field swimming and rock climbing. I also love photography!

Who is your favourite classical musician? / Quel est votre artiste (classique) préféré ?
Mr. Alex Klein

Who is your favourite non-classical musician? / Quel est votre artiste (non classique) préféré ?
Hacken Lee -- a Hong Kong pop singer.

What has recently played on your Mp3? / Qu’écoutez-vous ces jours-ci sur votre Mp3?
Messiaen Quartet to the End of Time

If you weren't touring with NYO Canada what would you be doing with your summer? / Si vous ne faisiez pas partie de NYO Canada que feriez-vous cet été?
I really don't know -- but what I do know is that it would not be as productive and inspiring as NYOC.

What is there about you that you think people might be surprised to know? / Y a-t-il quelque chose à votre propos qui est un peu surprenant ou hors de l’ordinaire?
I got a private sponsorship for tennis when I was about 13 and almost went professional.